Church hol­i­day club is a big hit

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER -

PEN­SION­ERS were treated to crafts, games and a fancy lunch at a church event.

The Hol­i­day@Home is run by Holy Trin­ity Church in Hurds­field.

Now in its sev­enth year, the event aims to give res­i­dents in the parish who are over 70 a chance to get to­gether and work their bod­ies and brains, as well as re­lax and make new friends.

At this year’s event there were more than 30 peo­ple who at­tended.

Visi­tors en­joyed craft work­shops, board games and pub games, as well as in­door bowls, ta­ble ten­nis, boules, cro­quet and putting.

For those need­ing a lit­tle re­lax­ation there were hand mas­sages and a lunch.

Visi­tors were also treated to talks on cho­co­late which in­cluded the chance to sam­ple some de­li­cious va­ri­eties.

Dur­ing the event there was a VE/VJ Day street party, quizzes and singing.

Although many of those who came were not church mem­bers there was a Chris­tian mes­sage through the Thought for the Day.

Chris­tine But­ton, one of the helpers at the event, said: “Hol­i­day@Home gives el­derly peo­ple liv­ing in the town who don’t get to go on hol­i­day, a chance to en­joy them­selves for a few days.

“We get a lot of peo­ple re­turn­ing year af­ter year. Some of them are over 90.

“We are also get­ting a lot more men com­ing along which is good news. Peo­ple re­ally seem to like it.”

Visi­tors were treated to a ‘hol­i­day at home’ and en­joyed craft work­shops, pub games an re­lax­ing mas­sages at Holy Trin­ity Church

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●● Si­mon Ho­gan (left) and Ross Mitchell from Ho­gan and Mitchell Phys­io­ther­apy, which has been con­tracted to Mac­cles­field Rugby Club

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